- 4th April via Beyond The Joke: Science communication award for No Such Thing As A Fish
- BBC Two
- 13 (2 series)
- Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray, James Harkin, Jane Hill and Matthew Amroliwala
- Michael Matheson
- John Lloyd
No Such Thing As The News is a current affairs counterpart to QI podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. It promises to be fast, intelligent, hilarious television, completely unlike any other show on air. It's about contemporary events, but it's not 'satire'. It aims to do for the news what QI does for the universe at large: making the apparently dull interesting, the obscure clear and the frightening comprehensible.
Like all great ideas, the formula is simple. Four young QI researchers - known by Stephen Fry's affectionate nickname as 'The QI Elves' - tell each other the most interesting things they've discovered in the news that week. They are likeable, ordinary, unpretentious, inveterately curious, prodigiously well briefed and extremely funny. They don't claim to be journalists and they don't look like newsreaders, but their take on the world is as accurate as any. Not bound by the conventions accepted everywhere else, No Such Thing As The News may not look like the news, but you are certain to find yourself strangely better informed.
The producers say: "No Such Thing As The News is an addictively larky, charming and fresh new way of delivering news (especially to an audience under 30) and it is the only news bulletin in the world guaranteed to make you feel better afterwards."
- Production company
- Also known as
- NSTATN (Acronym)
- The theme music is Wasps, by Emperor Yes.
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 20th May 2016 on BBC Two at 11:05pm
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 30th November 2016 on BBC Two at 11:15pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Thursday 1st December 2016 at 12:45am on BBC2 Scot